The title above is BBC’s original… And without doubt, it’s a very good question now. I am curiously waiting for the consequences. Just read the clip below and begin speculating about the possibilities of a scary conspiracy.

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Syria has said American troops carried out a raid inside Syria along the Iraqi border, killing eight people – if the claims are true then this will be the first military incursion by the US into Syrian territory from Iraq.
But its timing is curious, coming right at the end of the Bush administration’s period of office and at a moment when many of America’s European allies – like Britain and France – are trying to broaden their ties with Damascus.
Whatever the local military factors involved in this US operation, it would be unthinkable to imagine that an incursion into Syria would not require a policy decision at a high-level.
With the Bush administration on the way out, this US military incursion may represent something of a parting shot against the Syrians.

It’s clear that if Senator Barrack Obama were to win the White House, his key advisers are among the strongest advocates of engaging with the Damascus across a broad spectrum of issues.